United Airlines Cuts Most International Flights
United Airlines announced on Friday that it will end all but a handful of international routes. “Due to government mandates or restrictions in place prohibiting travel, we are reducing our international schedule by 95% for April”, the airline said in a statement. The revised international schedule will be viewable on united.com on Sunday, March 22.
“In destinations where government actions have barred us from flying, we are actively looking for ways to bring customers who have been impacted by travel restrictions back to the United States” the airline added.
The only international routes in April will be some Guam flights as well as a portion of its Island Hopper service, and a small number of daytime flights to certain destinations in Mexico.
- United is drawing down its remaining trans-Atlantic operation. The final westbound departures will take place on March 25, with the exception of its Cape Town–New York/Newark service which will operate as previously scheduled with the last flight departing Cape Town on March 28.
- United will reduce its remaining trans-Pacific operation starting March 22, with final eastbound departures on March 25, with the exception of service between San Francisco and Tahiti and San Francisco and Sydney which will have final returns to San Francisco on March 28.
- United will maintain some Guam flights as well as a portion of its Island Hopper service.
- United will reduce its Mexico operation over the next five days. After March 24, it will only maintain a small number of daytime flights to certain destinations in Mexico.
- United will draw down its remaining Central and South America operations. The last southbound departures will take place March 24.
- United will temporarily suspend all flying to Canada effective April 1.
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